An interview with the characters in the Fish King and Two Wise Ghosts

Hey book lovers, get ready to immerse yourself in the magical world of “The Fish King and The Two Wise Ghosts” by Francis H Powell. In this blog post, we caught up with two characters from the book for an exclusive interview that’s both insightful and captivating. You’ll discover elements of the story that you may miss when reading the book, and gain a better understanding of the personalities of the characters. If you love children’s books, you won’t want to miss this interview!

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Key details about “The Fish King and The Two Wise Ghosts” by Francis H Powell

Name of book: The Fish King and the Two Wise Ghosts

Name of the author: Francis H Powell

Genre(s): Childrens book

The target age range of this book: 6 to 12

Does this book contain adult themes? No

Format, ISBN and date published:

  1. Paperback – ISBN-13 978-1739295561, 59 pages, 12th of April 2023
  2. Ebook – ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BZ54RQB5, 26th of April 2023

Name of publisher: Blossom Spring Publishing


Synopsis: Two fish tales in one!

book cover "The Fish King and The Two Wise Ghosts" by Francis H PowellThe Fish King is lonely and wishes he has a wife to keep him company. So when his chance of happiness is dashed by Princess Chipolata, after she is caught by the two wise ghosts stealing the crown jewels and is sent to prison, the king is still left feeling miserable. The Fish King has many suiters but it is Princess Alice’s friend, Lilly, who finally wins his heart!

However, there’s only one problem…he must introduce her to the two ghosts that reside in his palace and who like to play jokes on people!

A grand wedding takes place at the palace and soon after the king and queen produce a royal heir – Prince Erik. The young prince grows to love the two wise ghosts as much as his father does and, as soon as he is old enough, he leaves the palace to embark on a magical adventure with his ghost friends; until at last it is time to go home and share his many stories with his parents and Aunt Alice.


Name of character to be interviewed: Countess Von Dolphin and Leanora Sharkeyes

Why was this character chosen for this interview?: Because they both go to a party given by The Fish King and they find themselves dancing with two ghosts

INTERVIEWER: So, Countess Von Dolphin and Leanora Sharkeyes, you must have been to a lot Fish King’s parties?

A – Countess Von Dolphin

Yes I have, I’ve known the Fish King, since he was the size of a tadpole. We went to fish school together. He’s always been a bit grumpy, I surprised he decided to have a party, he’s not a very good dancer.

A – Leanora Sharkeyes

I’ve been to quite a few events at Fish and Clam Palace.


INTERVIEWER: What was the food like?

Answer: Countess Von Dolphin

The royal chef made them the most delicious treats a seaweed salad with worms to eat. Fish eggs and larvae, jellyfish with a sauce, a special surprise with every course.


INTERVIEWER: Sounds a bit unusual. After the meal what happened next?

Answer: Countess Von Dolphin
Then came musicians all ready to play with sea shanties, the music got under-way.
The guests tapped their feet in time with the beat and soon everybody got up from their seat.


INTERVIEWER: Sounds like a great party. What changed?

Answer: Countess Von Dolphin
There I was happily skipping about, then I let out an almighty scream “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!”
I said “my partner’s not normal I think he’s a ghost, he doesn’t seem to dance, he just seems to float. Then I added “ when I touched him he was just thin air. I looked in his eyes, at his ghostly stare.”


INTERVIEWER: You mean to say, you were at a party and found yourself, dancing with a ghost?

Answer: Countess Von Dolphin
That’s right. I was really shocked I might tell you.


INTERVIEWER: What about you Leanora?

Leanora Sharkeyes

I found myself with a phantom moving in full swing. I tried to speak to him, just to get his name. He just stared right through me and no answer came. It was a most frightening experience, I might tell you.


INTERVIEWER: What happened next?

Countess Von Dolphin

There was pandemonium in the great hall. Protocol was quickly forgotten by one and all. Eyes shot about for sightings of spooks. You should have seen the faces of all those duchess, and dukes.

The King bellowed “everybody remain nice and calm.”

But the guests faces were pale, still terribly alarmed.

But now the two ghosts were nowhere to be seen. It was as if it had just been a terribly strange dream. The dancing stopped, though the musicians played on, as the night got colder and a bright moon shone.

Prince Eric had watched this story unfold. He’d watched the ghosts dancing, it was a sight to behold. His best moment was when Countess Von Dolphin realized her partner was a spook. He’d burst out laughing, as he saw her shocked look.

Soon some guests demanded their coats. They didn’t want to stay knowing the palace had ghosts.


INTERVIEWER: So Prince Erik saw the ghosts dancing with you at the party?

Countess Von Dolphin

He thought it was the funniest thing ever. He was in on the joke from the start, the royal rascal.


INTERVIEWER: One last question. How does a fish know when the party’s over?

Countess Von Dolphin

WWell, that’s pretty obvious, when it’s fin-ished.


INTERVIEWER: Well thank you very much for telling us about your spooky experience. As you know The Daily Star fish is always fishing for a big catch.

Countess Von Dolphin

Thanks for the oppor-tuna-ty.


Author Bio

Born in 1961, in Reading, England Francis H Powell attended Art Schools, receiving a degree in painting and an MA in printmaking. In 1995, Francis H Powell moved to Austria, teaching English as a foreign language while pursuing his varied artistic interests adding music and writing. He currently lives in Moret sur Loing, France writing both prose and poetry.

Francis H Powell has published short stories in the magazine, “Rat Mort” and other works on the internet site “Multi-dimensions.” He has had three books published and has also compiled a book of short stories, poems, and illustrations, featuring other writers and poets. The book is called “Together Behind Four Walls” and is a book of lockdown stories and poems.

The books have raised money for Marie Curie nurses. He has had poems published in anthologies, for both adults and children. He has done poetry reading for Paris Lit Up as well as other events.


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1 thought on “An interview with the characters in the Fish King and Two Wise Ghosts

  • Thank you for giving us a glimpse into the enchanting world of “The Fish King and The Two Wise Ghosts” through this captivating interview. It’s wonderful to hear from Countess Von Dolphin and Leanora Sharkeyes about their unique experiences at the Fish King’s party. The story sounds like a delightful adventure that children and adults alike will enjoy. Kudos to Francis H Powell for creating such an imaginative and engaging children’s book!

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